Kicking the Sky
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These heartfelt, intertwining stories depict the immigration of Antonio and his father, Manuel, to Canada, and deserve a key place in immigration literature. A complete success. Library Journal De Sa s well-realized coming-of-age story is distinguished by its setting in a traditional Portuguese community on the brink of change. Booklist"" [An] intricate coming-of-age debut novel. Publishers Weekly Impressive . . . [De Sa] has given us a beguiling coming-of-age story--harked back to an event that shocked the country and had massive repercussions--and at the same time managed to beautifully capture a community and an era. The Toronto Globe and Mail Rich and compulsively readable . . . A novel that, like most of the good ones, is funny, heart-breaking and humane. The Toronto Star Kicking the Sky bridges its polarized worlds, staying true to the humanity in each. It s one of the best things fiction can do. The National Post (Canada) A coming-of-age story with a vengeance--not just an individual, but an entire community--Kicking the Sky also captures a small but enduring turn of the historical screw. Maclean s "Kicking the Sky "dares to tell the story about the messy dark side of a big city through the clear eyes of a twelve-year-old boy teetering on the fence between observer and victim . . . A courageous novel. Jim Lynch, author of "Truth Like the Sun " The intensity and fragility of boys on the cusp of adolescence is vividly captured, as is the portrait of a community whose insularity is both its strength and its weakness. Shyam Selvadurai, author of" The Hungry Ghosts"" ""